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College melts down over plan for white people-free day on campus

• http://nypost.com, By Jackie Salo

Evergreen State College students said racial tensions have been simmering in recent weeks, but reached a boiling point when a faculty member disagreed with their plans to protest what they say is institutional racism at the Olympia campus, according to The Olympian.

Students were particularly incensed by an email that surfaced on Twitter on May 25 between Professor Bret Weinstein and Rashida Love, director of First Peoples Multicultural Advising Services. Weinstein, who is white, allegedly condemned the "Day of Absence" event that asked white people to leave campus for the day.

He called the day "an act of oppression in and of itself" and said he would visit campus in spite of the demonstration, according to USA Today.

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